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Asthma, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath Allergy & Asthma Center of Duncanville

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Signs of Asthma

Wheezing is a whistling or squeaky sound in your chest when you breathe, especially when you exhale. It is one of the telltale signs of asthma. Swelling or narrowing of your throat or the airways to your lungs can cause wheezing.

It can also result in shortness of breath, because your lungs can’t hold as much air when they are affected by swelling or mucus buildup.



  • Allergic triggers, such as ragweed, pollen, animal dander or dust mites.

  • Irritants in the air like smoke, chemical fumes, strong odors or extreme weather conditions can also be triggers.

  • Exercise or an illness

  • Emotions

  • Pregnancy

How to get tested

Allergists are specialists in diagnosing and treating asthma and other allergic diseases. And allergists are specially trained to identify the factors that trigger asthma or allergies.

To diagnose asthma and distinguish it from other lung issues, allergists rely on the combination of a medical history and a thorough physical examination, including certain tests.

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Let our trained allergy providers help you and your family. Set an appointment with us today!

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